October 30, 2007 – Las Vegas – Lexus today unveiled F-Sport, its first-ever
performance accessory line available for the IS 250, and the IS 350. The line
was premiered at the 2007 Special Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show
in Las Vegas, where the appearance marked the division’s first official participation
at the show, attended by more than 100,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries
showcasing the latest in automotive products, electronics, and aftermarket accessories.
"The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sport sedans are specifically geared for the
performance-minded customer," said Brian Bolain, Lexus national interactive
and automotive events manager. "The F-Sport performance accessory line
helps to further realize each owner’s desire to personalize their car’s performance
to best match their needs."
The F-Sport Accessory Line includes a wide cross-section of performance enhancing
products engineered by TRD and covered by the Lexus new vehicle warranty, including:
F-Sport 19" Forged Alloy Wheels
This lightweight forged alloy wheel, exclusively designed in a dark graphite
finish, includes a staggered fitment with 19" X 8" front wheels and
19" X 9" rear wheels. Recommended tire sizes are 225/35R19 in the
front and 255/35R19 in the rear.
F-Sport Front Brake Upgrade
The Front Brake Upgrade provides a firmer pedal feel and improved fade resistance
in repeated severe duty use. The Brake features six piston fixed calipers, and
drilled cast iron 355mm diameter rotors with a patented internal fin design
mounted on anodized aluminum hubs. Braided stainless steel brake lines and low-dust
performance brake pads are included and the upgrade can be used with stock or
F-Sport upgraded rear brakes.
F-Sport Rear Brake Upgrade
Similar in construction to the F-Sport Front Brake Upgrade, the rear brake upgrade
uses four piston fixed calipers and drilled cast iron 345mm diameter rotors.
Braided stainless steel brake lines and low-dust performance brake pads are
also included. The Rear Brake Upgrade may only be used in conjunction with F-Sport
Front Brake Upgrade.
F-Sport Continuous Carbon CeramicTM Brake Upgrade
A new generation of carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic material technology maximizes
high-temperature durability and system cooling in this ultimate upgrade for
the IS F. Ceramic rotors measure 380mm diameter front and 355mm diameter rear
on anodized aluminum hats. They incorporate the same internal cooling vane concepts
as the F-Sport cast iron rotors, while significantly reducing unsprung and rotating
mass compared to the IS F stock brake system. Distinctively finished six-piston
front and four-piston rear fixed calipers signify leading-edge technology and
performance. Specially qualified performance brake pads and stainless steel
brake lines are included.
F-Sport Exhaust System
This system features all stainless steel construction with fully polished mufflers
and double-wall exhaust tips. In addition to an outstanding appearance, it delivers
a powerful, sport-tuned exhaust sound.
F-Sport Lowering Spring Set
This feature lowers the vehicle approximately 1" in the front and rear
for a more aggressive appearance and a lower center of gravity. The spring set
is engineered to deliver lowered ride height without bottoming out or creating
a harsh ride. The feature can be used with either the stock or F-Sport shock
F-Sport Sway Bar Set
This includes a set of larger diameter, replacement front and rear sway bars
that offer reduced body roll and flatter cornering. Urethane mounting brushings
are also included to replace the original rubber brushings.
F-Sport Bilstein Shock Absorber Set
Developed in cooperation with Bilstein and available exclusively through the
F-Sport Performance Accessory program, this shock absorber set offers sport-tuned
suspension dampening without sacrificing ride quality.
The F-Sport Clutch increases clamping force approximately 15% to handle higher
torque capacity and provide improved feel.
F-Sport Quick Shifter
Engineered and machined from billet aluminum, the F-Sport Quick Shifter decreases
shift throw by approximately 30% for positive shifting.
F-Sport Rear Chassis Member Brace
To improve chassis stiffness under aggressive driving conditions and provide
a more responsive feel during cornering, the F-Sport Rear Chassis Member Brace
joins key rear chassis and suspension mounting points through this tubular steel
F-Sport Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
Constructed from real carbon fibers, this very light and durable engine cover
provides a high-tech appearance under the hood. This is a direct replacement
for the original cover and is only available for the IS 350.
F-Sport Air Intake
This low restriction intake and filter assembly is fully compatible with stock
engine controls and is emission legal in all 50 states.
Lexus Genuine Accessory Ground Effects Kit
For a lower, more aggressive appearance, this color-keyed four-piece body kit
includes front and rear valences and side skirts.
Lexus Genuine Accessory Rear Spoiler
This rear deck mounted, color-keyed lip-style spoiler provides the finishing
touch for the sport-tuned enthusiast.
The F-Sport performance accessory line will be available in early March 2008,
and will be sold through Lexus dealerships. Details will be available in 2008
through the Lexus.com website within the IS 250 and IS 350 sections. For additional
information regarding the F-Sport performance accessory line, please contact
Lexus Division Communications.
Lexus has become synonymous with luxury since its introduction in 1989. By offering
some of the finest quality luxury vehicles and providing benchmark customer
service, Lexus has remained the top-selling luxury nameplate in the United States
for seven years in a row. Lexus and its 223 dealers have repeatedly achieved
high honors for both the products they sell and the customer service they provide.
Credit: Lexus USA
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